Brain: The World Inside Your Head
NOW OPEN through May 3, 2015
The Museum will host the 5,000-square-foot, traveling exhibit Brain: The World Inside Your Head. Made possible by Pfizer Inc and produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, Brain: The World Inside Your Head began its run at the Smithsonian and has been touring to select cities in North America. Using innovative special effects, hands-on learning activities, video games, optical illusions and interactive displays, BRAIN shows how the brain functions and how, like other parts of the body, it can sometimes malfunction. This fascinating limited-engagement exhibit for all ages provides a hands on and up close look at the human body’s most essential and fascinating organ by exploring its development, geography and function. In the process, the exhibition makes brain-related disorders easier to understand. Sponsored locally by Leo Goodwin Foundation.
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To Fly – Aviation Renovation
The highlight of the exhibit space will be a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that will take visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience will use a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience. The new look will take shape gradually between August and November and the hall will remain open during this time. The new Simulation Theater will be installed in early December and ready for take off on December 19, 2014. Made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.
IMAX SPECIAL EVENT
25th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope
Saturday - April 25, 2015, 1:55pm and 4:05pm
Sunday - April 26, 2015, 3:55pm
For the special Hubble 25th Anniversary Weekend at the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, located at the Museum of Discovery and Science, audiences will blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness up-close some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience virtual star travel via breath-taking, never-before-seen 3D flights through Hubble imagery.
Hubble has dazzled us with unprecedented views of the cosmos—from the splendor of our celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Recounting the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo’s original telescope, Hubble 3D will immerse moviegoers in the great wonders and astounding beauty of our universe.
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration
May 9 & 10, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
Dancers! Music! Drummers! May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Join us for Music and Dancing, Food and Flowers, Arts and Crafts, Surfing Lessons and more! It’s an exciting way for the whole family to experience the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific Islands.
- “Big Kahuna” Surf School - Learn how to hang ten from the “da Big Kahuna” and hear about the history of surfing and how it has evolved.
- Ronin Taiko - Witness awe-inspiring live shows featuring these large, majestic and powerful Japanese drums.
- Association of Performing Arts of India -
Enjoy a demonstration of the Indian classical dance “Bharatanatyam
- Kimono Hiro - Children can dress up in the many different Kimono styles while they learn about the
Japanese children’s festival of Shichi-Go-San. (Seven-Five-Three)
- Lanikila Ike Outrigger Club - Take a seat in a real 40-foot outrigger canoe and learn the history of Polynesian navigation.
- Bonsai Clubs - Celebrate National Bonsai Day with different bonsai artists performing demonstrations all
Sesame Street Presents The Body Exhibit Opening
May 23 - 25, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
- Map of the Human Body - Draw a map of the body and learn how the organs function together. Then see if you can place the organs in the right spot to keep the body working.
- Ooey Gooey Snot - Achoo! Make and play with ooey gooey green snot. Learn about snot and how boogers are formed.
- Skeleton Dance - Our skeletons give our bodies structure. Make your own skeleton and then watch your bones dance.
- Pump it up! - Give your heart and lungs a workout then learn how these organs pump blood and oxygen throughout your body.
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- Fueling your Body - All foods are yummy but only some foods are healthy enough to fuel your body. Others are junk food that will slow you down. Learn the difference between the two so you can keep your body working in tip-top shape.
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Meet Elmo at the Museum
May 30 – August 15 Every Saturday Morning
“Elmo Learns About” 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. followed by Elmo Meet and Greet until 11 a.m.
Elmo Learns About…
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Blooms and Butterflies
May 30 & 31, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
- A Flurry of Butterflies Jose Muniz of Amazing Butterflies
Join us in the Museum’s backyard as we release last winter’s caterpillars into the sky and complete their final stage of metamorphosis. Butterflies will be raffled off to select winners.
- Tower Garden
Learn today’s coolest and most innovative sustainable gardening techniques along with hydroponics and plants that make a healthier and happier YOU.
SUMMER TIME MOONLIGHT SEA TURTLE WALKS
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 2015
July 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2015
The Museum of Discovery and Science invites the whole family to participate in an evening of sea turtle discovery this summer. Once again, the annual evening Turtle Walks will occur in June and July. Visitors will enjoy an entire evening of sea turtle exploration and identification while uncovering the natural history and myths of turtles.
Nature permitting, participants will have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. A female loggerhead sea turtle may travel thousands of miles to return to the beach where she hatched as a baby to lay her own eggs as an adult.
At 9:00 p.m., the adventure begins at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative hands-on session about turtles (land, fresh water and salt water) with an expanded focus on sea turtles. Guests will also meet the Museum’s Ambassador Loggerhead sea turtle who is almost one year old. Once it reaches an appropriate size it will be released in the ocean. Museum staff will provide answers to questions about nesting, threats and conservation before proceeding to the beach.
The adventure continues to Fort Lauderdale beach where Museum expert guides lead guests to the sea turtle’s nesting grounds to look for amazing sea turtles. We cannot guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk but when it does happen it is a natural wonder that no one will ever forget. Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks.
Participants must be 9 years of age or older. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations. Prices are $18 for members and $20 for non-members. To learn more about Turtle Science visit this video link.